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Gary Sochrin has been chosen as the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s Norm K. Parsells Award winner for 2018. The award will be presented at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Trumbull at Tashua Knolls Golf Course & Banquet Facility in Trumbull on December 5. Reservations may be made by […]

Gary Sochrin to receive 2018 Norm K. Parsells Award


Derby-Shelton Rotary has been around for more than 90 years, so it’s no surprise to see generations of members with strong Rotary “roots”, and that is the case with our two newest members – Betsy Doane and Carolyn Dow. Betsy’s roots go all the way back to her uncle, John […]

Newest Members Have Rotary “Roots”


Travel to many Rotary Clubs around the country and you will see them involved in many local traditions at their meetings – and that is the case at the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club as well. Each week towards the end of the business part of the meeting a Rotarian will roam […]

The Origins of “Conscious” Money



Congratulations to Past President and Distric Governor Ernestine Luise and future President Tom Wilson on being named recipients of Gold Seal Awards from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ernie will be receiving the Chamber’s highest award – Platinum and Tom will be getting one of the three Gold Awards. […]

Chamber Honors for Ernie Luise & Tom Wilson


Michael Wynne, Silvia Rodrigues, Marissa Salvesen, Tom Wilson, Milton Harrington and Jen Champagne celebrating the announcement of the 2018 Community Grants. The Derby-Shelton  Rotary Club is proud to announce over $7,500 in Community Grants to Valley agencies serving the community. At the weekly meeting on July 19, immediate Past President […]

Rotary Announces Community Grants


The students who participated in this year’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest are pictured with event chair Mary Ellen Samatulski and President Silvia Rodriguez after receiving wards for their participation. Pictured from L-R are Samatulski, Nardin Sayoufi, Lia Bocchino, Dan Torres and Emanuel Louime. Shelton High School sophomore Emanuel Louime was the winner of the […]

Shelton Sophomore Wins Four-Way Speech Contest



Ignite Award
Club member and Assistant District Governor Cindy Rinaldi had some great news to report at the weekly meeting on February 22. She presented Past President Arlene Greco with an “Ignite” Award presented by District 7980. The award was for Club efforts to increase membership during Arlene’s year as President. The Club […]

Club Wins “Ignite” Membership Award


2018 Scout Grant
Housatonic Council, BSA Executive John Zseller is all smiles as he holds a $1,500 check being presented by Rotary President Silvia Rodriguez at a recent meeting. The grant will be used to fund outdoor programs for the Scouts including activities for girls who are now part of Scouting. The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club also […]

Derby-Shelton Rotary Announces Two Grants


Shelton Day - Howe Avenue
Shelton Day isn’t until the first Sunday in October (October 7 this year), but planning is well underway for this unique celebration of life and leisure in Shelton. Registration for booths officially opened on January 9. Vendor spots along Howe Avenue fill up quickly and returning vendors are reminded that […]

Shelton Day Booth Applications Available